"When earnings go up, all the new income should not go just to upper mgt alone."
Scarbrobill: While I agree with you, this scenario would be much preferable to one in which earnings per share fell 63% and cash dividends to shareholders were cut 66% in the most recent fiscal year compared to the fiscal year ending three years in the past. During the same period, compensation paid to the "Named Executive Officers" increased by 30%.
Sound ridiculous? This is BB&T's record for the 2007 - 2010 time period. Makes one think that BB&T Board of Directors meetings are preceeded by two-hour wine tastings.